Happy Book Relaunch to “Medicine Wheel,” by Kelly Running

Join me in wishing a happy book relaunch to Kelly Running’s Medicine Wheel, the first in her Lizzy O’Malley mystery series. For this project, I did the interior layout and ebook conversion. This is an updated version of Kelly’s original release of her book.


Cover design by Olivia Croom.

About the book

A murder interrupts Lizzy O’Malley’s work as stage manager for her brother’s Shakespeare company in Sedona, Arizona. Her efforts to clear her brother’s name lead her on an odyssey of Navajo visions, sweat lodges, medicine wheels, and mysticism. The journey promises to waken her latent psychic abilities if she survives numerous attempts on her life and figures out who wants her dead.

Medicine Wheel is available through most US booksellers. ISBN: 9780692637647.

Upcoming Class: Being Your Own Publisher

I will again be offering my class, Being Your Own Publisher, through Indigo Editing & Publications on Saturday, February 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $45. Here are the basics:

The tools of publishing have changed, and authors have taken note. Print-on-demand technology, ebooks, and the prominence of online bookstores have made self-publishing an alluring process to many. But is it right for you? In this ninety-minute class, Indigo Publications Consultant Vinnie Kinsella offers authors insight into the risks and rewards of self-publishing. It is specifically designed to give authors a clear picture of what the process involves. It will answer the following questions, plus several more:

  • What are the costs of self-publishing?
  • How do I avoid getting scammed?
  • How do I choose the best approach for my book?
  • How much work is really involved?

You can sign up for the class at www.indigoediting.com/NewClasses.html.

Happy Book Birthday to “Ochoco Reach,” by Jim Stewart

Join me in wishing a happy book birthday to Jim Stewart’s Ochoco Reach. I did the cover design for this book.


About the Book
Mike’s usual strategy was to gently stir the pot and wait for patterns to emerge, but this case was boiling over from the day Willimina showed up at his office. Freelance investigator Mike Ironwood doesn’t hesitate for a moment when a lovely stranger asks him to help her get to the bottom of suspicious happenings on her family cattle ranch. The case is intriguing, and Willimina even more so. Six days in, the case has turned up two dead bodies, an alphabet soup of secretive federal investigators, and a client who just might be The One. That’s when things get complicated. When a greedy DEA agent and his complicated and deadly triggerman kidnap Willy, Mike enlists help from his brother and sets out to rescue her from a conflicted cartel jefe. The trail leads them deep into Mexico, but they come home with dangerous unfinished business. Ochoco Reach introduces Mike Ironwood, his special ops brother Daniel, and Bucket, a Catahoula leopard dog who is equally at home herding cattle and pinning bad guys to the floor. Together, they are formidable allies who also seem to attract trouble at every turn.

Ochoco Reach is available through most major US booksellers. ISBN: 9780990859338.

Happy Book Birthday to “Screwed Up Somehow but Not Stupid”

Join me in wishing a happy book birthday to Peter Flom’s Screwed Up Somehow but Not Stupid. I did the interior design for this book.


About the Book

When Peter Flom was five years old, his parents were told that he had “minimal brain dysfunction” and would never go to college. Peter skipped one year of high school, did college in three years, got his BA at twenty and now has two MAs and a Ph.D. He’s married and has two sons. He also has a different diagnosis: Nonverbal Learning Disability. In Screwed Up Somehow but Not Stupid, Peter describes what it’s like to live life with a learning disability, but also with some abilities.

Screwed Up Somehow but Not Stupid is available though most major book retailers. ISBN: 978-0-692-61169-2.

Happy Book Birthday to “Breakfast in Bridgetown, Third Edition”

Join me in wishing a happy book birthday to the third edition of Paul Gerald’s Breakfast in Bridgetown. I did the interior design for this book.

Breakfast in Bridgetown, Third Edition

Cover by Alan Dubinsky

About the Book

Breakfast in Bridgetown is back for a third time! The definitive guide to Portland’s favorite meal now includes well over 150 places to find your morning meal, as well as sections on food carts, downtown hotels, out-of-town favorites, and gluten-free breakfasts.

Paul Gerald, author of the best-selling 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland, takes you on a fun and informative tour of Portland and its breakfast spots: where they are, what they’re like, how their food is, who eats there, and most importantly, what kind of coffee they serve.

With maps, helpful categories and handy lists, Breakfast in Bridgetown is a tour of Portland’s breakfast scene, from mom-and-pop diners to fancy weekend brunches. Keep it handy in your car or just read it for fun. Either way, we’ll see you out at breakfast!


Breakfast in Bridgetown is available at paulgerald.com and in many Portland-area bookstores and restaurants.

Happy Book Birthday to “In the Mirror”

Join me in wishing a happy book birthday to Kaira Rouda’s In the Mirror, for which I did the interior layout and ebook conversion.


About the Book

When determined mother and entrepreneur, Jennifer Benson, is diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her death sentence the same way she’s tackled her life–head on. But while she’s busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected to her kids and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind.

If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? How many warnings would you ignore?

And how would you say no to the one that got away?

For more infomation on ordering In the Mirror, visit www.kairarouda.com/book/mirror.

Happy Book Birthday to “The Tropic of Never: Part One”

Join me in wishing a happy book birthday to Michael James Schneider’s The Tropic of Never: Part One.


About the Book

When Edgar Locke woke up on a city-sized boat with no memories of his life before, it was a problem. When he searched the ship and met its only residents, hundreds of animals, it was a mystery. But when he started inspecting the huge vessel, what he found was impossible.

The Tropic of Never is available exclusively as a Kindle book. Click here to download the book for $2.99.


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